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Backpacking

23 articles

How to travel with only a carry-on backpack

Never overpack again.

August 15, 2018
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14 conversations you always hear in every hostel

Nope, ‘What’s your name?’ isn’t one of them.

July 20, 2018
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12 songs Canadians will always dance to in another country

At home they don't faze you. On the other side of the world? Let's dance.

June 22, 2018
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Travels with my dad

Hitting the road with your 63-year-old pops—what could go wrong?

June 13, 2018
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19 signs you’ve been travelling too long

Forgot your home address but have your passport number memorized? It might be time to go home.

May 23, 2018
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Why you should stick with hostels in your 30s

Backpacking isn’t just for 20-somethings anymore.

May 10, 2018
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An ode to the moms who let us travel

It means so much when mom says go when she wants you to stay.

May 10, 2018
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Need travel funds? Apply for a travel grant

HI Canada helps support and fund conscious travel among Canadian youth.

April 23, 2018
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20 struggles every traveller faces when they come home

Who knew coming home could be so hard?

April 13, 2018
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Travel taught me how to be alone

I was the most alone I had ever been. And thus, according to my own definition, I was a loser.

March 26, 2018
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11 signs it’s your first time in a hostel

Not quite sure how the whole shared room thing works? Yeah, we can tell.

February 28, 2018
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Love travels: What it’s like falling in love abroad and travelling as a couple

What happens when a Canadian and a Brit find love and hit the road?

February 12, 2018
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After a bad breakup, travel healed my broken heart

Sometimes the best thing you can do after a breakup involves going far, far away.

February 09, 2018
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What to do when you’re the only person at your hostel

Sometimes it happens. And yes, it’s weird. And yes, it’s awesome.

January 08, 2018
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5 reasons digital nomads love hostels

Figured out how to take your work on the road? Your own Google Campus awaits.

January 02, 2018
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10 hostels you’re gonna want to check out in 2018

Need some inspo for your 2018 travel bucket list? We’ve got heaps of it.

December 22, 2017
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How to travel like a badass

Travel definitely leaves a mark on us… sometimes literally.

December 04, 2017
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Why everyone should travel a ton in their 20s

Not sure if you should take the leap and go travel? Spoiler: yep, you really, really should.

November 22, 2017
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5 Canadian Beach Hostels You Should Visit This Summer

Summer is the perfect season to plan a trip across the country, so we’d like to ass a few spots to your bucket list and challenge you to go before the snow begins to fall again.

June 02, 2017
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Tinder on the road? Here's why I swipe right

While apps are great for meeting other travellers, they are just as great for meeting locals you never would’ve met otherwise. 

May 26, 2017
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Five travel scams I always avoid, and the one that got me

A big part of travelling is keeping your eyes open and your wits about you. But even the smartest travellers get caught sometimes.

April 30, 2017
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How to understand Australian Slang

Here are some examples of Australian slang you will probably hear on your travels around the world and more importantly, if you ever decide to visit the Land Down Under!

March 29, 2017
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